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Right, now where did I leave off? That's right. I went off to sink a bottle of Madeira. Well it is sunk and it is time to finish my report on how things went at the Indigenous Forum's Family Weekend.
Lippy is the GA HQ Boss
Breakfast with the Green Arrow's consumed, it was time to check out the site which was spread over a large area. At first I was initially saddened to see such a low turnout compared to previous events. I would put the numbers of those attending as confirmed by a conversation with one of the staff at the greetings table at just over 200 people but when I reminded myself at what short notice the event had been organised in, I was impressed with the organisational ability of the team behind it and the dedication of the British National Party people who made up the bulk of those people attending.
The scenery was truly breath taking and whilst I type, I am wishing I was back there now as I am sure are many of those who were there.
Mike Howson reminds a Patriot that the Dog Show is starting
Well there was lots happening with children playing everywhere and mini-events taking place in 5 or 6 different marquees. Well I did not get much time to look at them because I was approached by the BNP's National Training Officer, Mike Howson. Now this guy in my opinion was the Man of the Match. He was brilliant. He was everywhere, lending an hand and with his megaphone informing the patriots of what was happening and when. He even had a small team printing out a little news-sheet of events and changes which was then rushed around the site and even then I still managed to miss out on several things I had been opening to see and listen to, such as the Poetry of Rudyard Kipling. Sorry but I like Kipling. He wrote exceedingly fine poetry.
Then before I knew it, I heard the megaphone announce that the Green Arrow would be giving a talk in one of the tents very shortly. Well I made my way to the tent feeling like a condemned man. By my side strode Walesrocs the Wales BNPtv cameraman and I am ashamed to say that despite having packed all our wonderful video and sound equipment we had left it in the car and there was no time to go fetch it and set it up.
My favourite image
Well I entered the marquee and did not know whether to be elated or depressed. It was packed. I was elated to think that so many people would want to listen to me speak and depressed to think that they would witness my humiliation as my nerves failed in making my maiden speech. It is one thing to talk to some friends in a room in a pub but to address a large audience is something else.
Well as I walked to the front, I saw the man who was responsible for me being there. The man whose recent speech about not just being a watcher but being a doer made me volunteer to give a talk on Wales, Past and Present. "Damn you Nick Griffin", I thought to myself. The guy really can motivate people into doing their duty and now I had to do my little bit.
How did the talk go? Well I started off a bag of nerves and remained a bag of nerves until the end. But at least I did it and would do it again. Almost lost it half way through and nearly went a bit girlie when I tried to tell the audience about the loss of a family member in an explosion at Ebbw Vale steel works. I shall steer away from painful memories in the future.
Was the talk well received? Difficult to know. The audience being True British applauded politely enough and the chairman himself was kind enough to shake my hand and thank me for the talk but he also is True British.
Oh here is something I learned. My family roots lie in the Welsh valley village of Nantyglo(Brook of Coal) which has quite a history in taking on The Establishment. Guess who else's family came from Nantyglo? You guessed it, Nick Griffin, chairman of the BNP. Let us hope neither of us wind up like Zephania Williams. I do not know about the Chairman but I for one have no wish to be deported.
Russ Green and GA - Please note the drinks
After the talk, I am afraid that I was much in need of a smoke and a drink and so scuttled my back to the GA's HQ and missed out on quite a few other events. Whilst sitting back and unwinding, something happened that I found rather moving. An elderly couple approached and the gentleman who turned out to be Noelg who occasionally drops into our paltalk room said that they would like to make a donation to the Green Arrow site. And what a donation it was. Slabs of Beer, Lager and even a couple of mini bottles of port - you just know who drank those. Thank you Sir and the warmest regards to your good lady, should you read this.
I could go on and on and on about the weekend just gone but I must get other work done now but it would be nice if those of you who were also there were to post comments. I thought it was brilliant and those who attended were in my opinion the cream of the crop in Nationalist Circles and for those children who were lucky enough to attend, they will have a fond memory that will last a lifetime. We really must do this again.
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Last Updated ( Thursday, 02 September 2010 06:53 )